Tuesday, June 23, 2009

What's On My Nightstand: June

Ok, I was not prepared for today. I some how had it in my mind that next Tuesday would be the What's On My Nightstand post. Ack... So here we are nearing the end of the day and I'm just getting to my post. Forgive the briefness...

It's June 23 and the following books are currently sitting on my nightstand and are in varying degrees of being read:



* Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens. Reading this for my book club. I must have it finished by or before July 18th... though I somehow thing it is unlikely since it's already June 23 and I'm only 30 pages into the 859 page book.









* A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond. I've been curious to read this book and it is now is becoming a mental break for me on those evenings when my brain is fried and I can't bear to pick up 19th century literature.









* Shepherding A Child's Heart by Tedd Tripp. This book has been on my nightstand for at least a month and before that it sat on my bookshelf for nearly a half a year just waiting to be read. The reason I am making such slow progress is that I've categorized it as a bed time read. It's a book my husband and I are reading together, which means on those nights when we don't get to bed until very late we also don't read... which lately has been every night.





So that's what I'm reading right now. I wish I had more to post about, but stay tuned as I will give my month in review and reading projections for July next week.



In the meantime, if you are curious to know what other bloggers are reading be sure to check out 5MinutesForBooks. Or if you have your own list stop by there to link your list.

6 comments:

morninglight mama said...

Oh, Paddington! I should pick that up to read with grown-up eyes! Happy reading!

Carrie said...

Ok, well, I really won't be surprised if you DO finish Little Dorrit! You do, after all, have reading talent!

dancebythelight said...

I enjoyed the "Little Dorrit" series that was recently on PBS. Very exciting. Will be interested in your thoughts on the book.

Lisa writes... said...

I recorded "Little Dorrit" off PBS (yet to be watched...maybe for one of those nights husband is out of town)--but I'm not sure I could do 800+ pages of Dickens. Maybe.

S. Mehrens said...

I really should get into it. Already a friend (who is also reading it for the book club) has told me it's by far her favorite of all Dickens' works!

ibeeeg said...

Shepherding a Child's Heart is a very popular book. I liked it but it was too philosophical for my taste.

I look forward to reading your thoughts about Little Dorrit. That book intrigues me.